Washington's Centennial Trail currently runs for 30 miles from Snohomish to the Skagit County line, linking neighborhoods with businesses and shopping districts. The trail provides a pleasant route for commuters and recreationists alike. The popular Centennial Trail is open to cyclists, pedestrians, joggers and equestrians (adjacent natural surface trail) and is accessible for all levels of physical ability.
At the Machias trailhead you'll find a replica of the old railroad depot that was built here in the late 1890s to serve the Seattle, Lake Shore, and Eastern Railroad. The railroad branch between Snohomish and Arlington was bought by Northern Pacific then Burlington Northern, which stopped operating by 1987. The railroad once transported timber, ore, mail and people.
Parking and Trail Access
Trail access and parking is available in Snohomish, Pilchuck, Machais, Lake Stevens, Route 92 overpass, Rhododendron, Lake Cassidy Wetlands Park and Armar Road. For more details, contact Snohomish County Parks & Recreation
Open to the north end trail head
This from "Toodles" on Bike Forums (PNW page)...
"Finally: The Northend Trail extension in Shohomish County opens
This was supposed to be completed at the same time last year but it finally has come. You can now ride out of downtown Snohomish to ...
4 mile North extension past Bryant
Although not "officially" open until Nov, the 4 mile extension past Bryant to North trail head park is paved and ready! Equally exciting is at the North Park you can see grading and survey markers continuing along the old rail line into Skagit county ...
New south end trail extension to the river.
CENTENNIAL TRAIL: South end extension
15 June 2012
The Snohomish Centennial Trail just got longer. A new 0.80 mile trail extension takes the trail past the old end at Maple and Pine down through Snohomish to end on 1st Street. Across the street ...